My featured TED2012 talk…

… is Susan Cain: The power of introverts. “In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.”

Being interconnected with others is important, but so is being connected within our selves, and solitude is the vital soil in which this grows. It will be important to take the time to reflect on what we hear at TEDxExeter, whether on the day or after. I was hoping that we might be able to find a room where delegates could withdraw for some quiet space, but it doesn’t look as though there will be one available. Instead, the Exeter University campus does have some lovely green space just 2 minutes from the Northcott Theatre, so (weather-permitting) both introverts and extraverts could take a reflective walk.

 

Susan Cain: The power of introverts

2 thoughts on “My featured TED2012 talk…

  1. That was a very nice talk by Susan Cain. However, I'm confused by one thing. How do you know if you have the right amount of introversion? I understand that being too introvert is dangerous and may lead to alienation from other people, or sometimes what they call 'schizoid'. So how do you maintain a good balance of being connected to others and to yourself?

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